Friday, February 5, 2016

How to install VLC media player on Lubuntu


Lubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, comes with built in video player called Gnome MPlayer, if that player doesn't enough, you can install another video player which is VLC the best movie player i ever use. So in this article i will show you how to install VLC player on lubuntu.

Alright, let's get started, first open up terminal/console/command prompt on your lubuntu (press CTRL + ALT + T) and then run this command to install VLC player.

sudo apt-get install vlc

kernelpanic@kernelpanic:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc
[sudo] password for kernelpanic: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-4.2.0-16 linux-headers-4.2.0-16-generic linux-headers-4.2.0-23
  linux-headers-4.2.0-23-generic linux-image-4.2.0-16-generic
  linux-image-4.2.0-23-generic linux-image-extra-4.2.0-16-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-23-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libbasicusageenvironment0 libchromaprint0 libdc1394-22 libdvbpsi10
  libdvdnav4 libebml4v5 libfreerdp-cache1.1 libfreerdp-client1.1
  libfreerdp-codec1.1 libfreerdp-common1.1.0 libfreerdp-core1.1
  libfreerdp-crypto1.1 libfreerdp-gdi1.1 libfreerdp-locale1.1
  libfreerdp-primitives1.1 libfreerdp-utils1.1 libgles1-mesa libgles2-mesa
  libgroupsock1 libiso9660-8 libkate1 liblivemedia23 libmatroska6v5 libmpcdec6
  libmpeg2-4 libpcre16-3 libproxy-tools libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 libqt5gui5
  libqt5widgets5 libqt5x11extras5 libresid-builder0c2a libsdl-image1.2
  libsidplay2v5 libssh2-1 libupnp6 libusageenvironment1 libva-drm1 libva-x11-1
  libvcdinfo0 libvlc5 libvlccore8 libvncclient1 libwinpr-crt0.1
  libwinpr-dsparse0.1 libwinpr-environment0.1 libwinpr-file0.1
  libwinpr-handle0.1 libwinpr-heap0.1 libwinpr-input0.1
  libwinpr-interlocked0.1 libwinpr-library0.1 libwinpr-path0.1
  libwinpr-pool0.1 libwinpr-registry0.1 libwinpr-rpc0.1 libwinpr-sspi0.1
  libwinpr-synch0.1 libwinpr-sysinfo0.1 libwinpr-thread0.1 libwinpr-utils0.1
  libxcb-composite0 libxcb-icccm4 libxcb-image0 libxcb-keysyms1
  libxcb-render-util0 libxcb-xkb1 libxcb-xv0 libxkbcommon-x11-0
  qttranslations5-l10n vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-samba
Suggested packages:
  libchromaprint-tools python-acoustid libdvdcss2 freerdp-x11 libqt5libqgtk2
  videolan-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libbasicusageenvironment0 libchromaprint0 libdc1394-22 libdvbpsi10
  libdvdnav4 libebml4v5 libfreerdp-cache1.1 libfreerdp-client1.1
  libfreerdp-codec1.1 libfreerdp-common1.1.0 libfreerdp-core1.1
  libfreerdp-crypto1.1 libfreerdp-gdi1.1 libfreerdp-locale1.1
  libfreerdp-primitives1.1 libfreerdp-utils1.1 libgles1-mesa libgles2-mesa
  libgroupsock1 libiso9660-8 libkate1 liblivemedia23 libmatroska6v5 libmpcdec6
  libmpeg2-4 libpcre16-3 libproxy-tools libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 libqt5gui5
  libqt5widgets5 libqt5x11extras5 libresid-builder0c2a libsdl-image1.2
  libsidplay2v5 libssh2-1 libupnp6 libusageenvironment1 libva-drm1 libva-x11-1
  libvcdinfo0 libvlc5 libvlccore8 libvncclient1 libwinpr-crt0.1
  libwinpr-dsparse0.1 libwinpr-environment0.1 libwinpr-file0.1
  libwinpr-handle0.1 libwinpr-heap0.1 libwinpr-input0.1
  libwinpr-interlocked0.1 libwinpr-library0.1 libwinpr-path0.1
  libwinpr-pool0.1 libwinpr-registry0.1 libwinpr-rpc0.1 libwinpr-sspi0.1
  libwinpr-synch0.1 libwinpr-sysinfo0.1 libwinpr-thread0.1 libwinpr-utils0.1
  libxcb-composite0 libxcb-icccm4 libxcb-image0 libxcb-keysyms1
  libxcb-render-util0 libxcb-xkb1 libxcb-xv0 libxkbcommon-x11-0
  qttranslations5-l10n vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-samba
0 upgraded, 76 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 19,6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 94,6 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Note that the package of VLC player is quite big, around 94,6 MB of disk space, so make sure you have good internet connection to download the package.

Once installed, you can find VLC media player from lubuntu start menu > Sound & Video > VLC media player.




Here's what VLC looks like in action:




~ enjoy ~


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